Petulia

<b>"Petulia"</b><br>
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Richard Lester was best known for his directing of the Beatles musical comedy classics: 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and 1965's "Help!" And he finally got to show his range as a filmmaker with this lovely romantic drama set in San Francisco at the height of the Haight-Ashbury era -- even Big Brother and the Holding Company with lead singer <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB002657" title="Janis Joplin" href="/topic/entertainment/music/janis-joplin-PECLB002657.topic">Janis Joplin</a> is featured in one scene. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB003647" title="George C. Scott" href="/topic/entertainment/george-c.-scott-PECLB003647.topic">George C. Scott</a> gives one of his more delicate performances as Archie, a physician who is in the throes of a divorce. At a charity event, he meets the quirky, beautiful socialite Petulia (<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB000988" title="Julie Christie" href="/topic/entertainment/julie-christie-PECLB000988.topic">Julie Christie</a>), who is married to a handsome, abusive young man (<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB000920" title="Richard Chamberlain" href="/topic/entertainment/richard-chamberlain-PECLB000920.topic">Richard Chamberlain</a>). Archie and Petulia -- two totally mismatched people -- find a fleeting love and happiness.
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"Petulia"

Richard Lester was best known for his directing of the Beatles musical comedy classics: 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and 1965's "Help!" And he finally got to show his range as a filmmaker with this lovely romantic drama set in San Francisco at the height of the Haight-Ashbury era -- even Big Brother and the Holding Company with lead singer Janis Joplin is featured in one scene. George C. Scott gives one of his more delicate performances as Archie, a physician who is in the throes of a divorce. At a charity event, he meets the quirky, beautiful socialite Petulia (Julie Christie), who is married to a handsome, abusive young man (Richard Chamberlain). Archie and Petulia -- two totally mismatched people -- find a fleeting love and happiness.

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